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#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness

Web Desk 04:58 PM | 23 Jan, 2023
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
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#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness
#PowerOutrage - Twitter erupts into memes as #Pakistan plunges into darkness

The Ministry of Energy reported a power breakdown on Monday morning, caused by a decrease in the frequency of the national grid.

While officials have stated that power will be restored within 12 hours, Pakistanis are frustrated and are expressing their disappointment on social media, often using humour to cope with the inconvenience.

Flooding social media with memes and rib-tickling content, many users said they woke up to no electricity in their homes. Since then, #PowerOutrage has been trending on the internet.

Electricity has been restored in some parts of the country after a major power breakdown hit Pakistan early Monday. According to reports, the power supply was restored in Rawalpindi's cantonment area after eight hours of outage.  Moreover, the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) restored power to half of the feeders in the province. 

In a statement, the PESCO spokesman said that "out of 123 feeders, electricity has been restored to 50 per cent of the feeders," adding that "work of restoration of electricity on the essential feeders of Peshawar is under way".

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 03, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 272.25 273.25
Euro EUR 297.32 297.65
UK Pound Sterling GBP 333.31 333.61
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420

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